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  • His favourite word is china.

Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 56% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Honoured to be a virtual guest preacher with @LeasideUnited this Sunday at 10:30 AM – my home church. Looking forwa… https://t.co/pbo3ChDaEA

Posted on Twitter Our government is showing commitment to affordable housing through huge investments in the National Housing Strateg… https://t.co/8D1yPKh9Pi

Posted on Twitter Congrats to #DVW’s @brllitcan on receiving federal govt support for Zoomer Starter Kits, enabling the social partic… https://t.co/iixT0xtkeP

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Terrific and well-deserved shoutout to Andy and the team at Leaside’s @Grill_Bill in the Invest In Style magazine.… https://t.co/ypqHYVybQz

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter A lively discussion tonight with colleagues @MichaelChongMP, @JackHarrisNDP, @sbergeron on Canada’s foreign policy.… https://t.co/fAjrnx2rJm

Posted on Twitter 🚨 Welcome news for 🇨🇦 https://t.co/QrtWoGD1wI

This week

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, Monday's vote in Parliament ensured that every member had a chance to voice their opinion and to make a determination based on available evidence ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I did have my hand up to speak to the original point of order by the member ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the treaties entitled: “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government ...

Voted No on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted No on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted No on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I will begin by thanking the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan for his leadership this week on the important motion that was passed yesterday ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I would like to raise a point of order with respect to the Adjournment Proceedings last evening. During the Adjournment Proceedings, the member for ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Kingston and the Islands. I want to begin by thanking the member for Wellington—Halton ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Madam Speaker, as I have said before in the House, Ambassador Barton's role is first and foremost about defending the Canadian people's interests and values in ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Vulnerabilities Created and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to make a couple of points on this. In no way do I think I am trying to make this ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is a great honour to follow my colleague, the parliamentary secretary for international trade and small business. Today we have a good opportunity ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ambassador Barton, thank you for being with us tonight, for your work representing Canada and for being our eyes, as Mr. Paul-Hus ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Vulnerabilities Created and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic and Granting of Arms ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Similar to Mr. Chong, I am predisposed to support this motion. I just want to make sure we are not out of ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank both Mr. Wright and Mr. McCallum for joining us tonight. We're honoured by your presence. I'm going to ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister. It's unusual to have a minister for two full hours at a committee meeting, so it's very much appreciated. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank the minister, as well, for his graciousness. We know that under the rules of committees, there are two ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Current Situation in Belarus I would disagree. I hope we can just continue. If the delay were horrendous, that would be a problem. For this particular meeting, I think we ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh I think Mr. Bergeron will be happy that the government side is supportive of this motion. I think we also had some concerns with the information ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge "I believe what the committee decided today was to ensure that Canadians hear the truth, get the story from the government about what their work is, what they are doing, what remains to be done," said Liberal MP and committee chairman Rob Oliphant ...

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs defend taking trips paid by lobbyists, foreign governments, but some say the practice needs review From left: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Conservative MP Mike Lake, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, Conservative MP James Bezan, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld are some of the 72 MPs who went on sponsored trips abroad in 2017. The Hill Times file photograph ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Diplomatic dos: Labour Minister Hajdu marks Finland's centenary; Kazakhstan, Qatar celebrate Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Finnish Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen, and Liberal MP Don Rusnak at Finland's 100th Independence Day celebration at the ambassador's home on Dec. 6. Photograph courtesy of Cynthia Münster. Pirjetta Manninen, spouse of the ambassador ...

Mentioned by The South Bayview Bulldog Lose your keys on Millwood? Here's a late photo/video mix MP Rob Oliphant had Premier Wynne at his side (and two gentlemen) for pictures at his New Year's levee Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Lawrence Ave. Nice. But seriously, did you lose your keys on Millwood Rd. between Cleveland St. and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day